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Old 09-25-2012, 08:35 AM   #1
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Moving with slides out

We are parked on a level concrete slab. I need to move forward 5-6 feet. I will disconnect water and electric, just wondering if it is ok to move with slides out or should I put them in. Motorhome is a 2009 Camelot 42 PDQ
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:42 AM   #2
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Suggest you bring them in.....all kinds of nasty things could happen if you don't!
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It is not a good idea and I dont think I would do it. With that said I have done it with out last moterhome and it was only a foot or 2. Also our last one was alot smaller 36 foot with 2 slides.
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As long as you don't hit anything you'll be fine.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:58 AM   #5
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I've moved my coach with all 4 slides out twice with no issues, but no more than 6 feet both times.
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:04 AM   #6
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Depending on the interlocking, you may not be able to move it anyway.

Mine can, and I've done it without problems

Obviously you do take a risk because for instance if it is up on jacks and the retract quickly, you might put a little stress on something, but level slab, small distance ...
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Mine won't start with the slides out. Probably a good reason for that design.
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I asked my dealer and they said they do it all the time. They move a MH from one side of the lot to the other with the slides out.



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It just takes a few seconds to move the slides in, so why even take tha chance that you could damage them. It is a good idea to run them in and out every month anyway..

The slides have a lot of weight hanging out on the mechanism and when you move the rig, it can create a lot of undue forces on the coach and slide frames.

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I have moved mine 10 feet of so on my level driveway without issue. No jacks, air leveling only.
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Since it is a level concrete slab and you move it slow, you should be OK. That is as long as your safety interlocks allow you to do so.
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I have seen this done at the dealership and moved 1 or 2 feet myself.....no bumps.....no problems
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WHY?

REALLY FOLKS?

These systems were never designed to be used in this fashion. Just because you've done it doesn't make it right. When the OP jams his slides, bends the slide rails, looses his slide seal, can't even get his MH to a service center because a slide is stuck open....will you reconsider your recommendation to "go for it" ?

It only takes a matter of minutes and how hard is it to press a button? How lazy have we become when we are prepared to put something this important and expensive at risk?
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It just takes a few seconds to move the slides in, so why even take tha chance that you could damage them. It is a good idea to run them in and out every month anyway..

The slides have a lot of weight hanging out on the mechanism and when you move the rig, it can create a lot of undue forces on the coach and slide frames.

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Ken is right - again. Why take a gamble when the possible award is an "effort" of maybe 30 second pressing onto a button. I would do it for that reason.
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